The Independent Film Channel and Netflix Launch Major Promotion for IFC Original Documentary A Decade Under The Influence

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) announced today that it will partner with Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world’s largest online movie rental service in support of IFC’s newest original documentary A Decade Under The Influence, directed by Richard LaGravenese and Ted Demme.

Netflix will promote the three-part television event premiering on August 20 to its base of more than one million subscribers. Following the television premiere, Netflix will have an exclusive early window on the A Decade Under The Influence DVD through New Video. The A Decade Under The Influence DVD will feature exclusive extra footage.

In A Decade Under The Influence, co-directed by Ted Demme (Blow) and Richard LaGravenese, pioneering writers, directors and actors talk about the times, their films and their colleagues. In a unique twist to the documentary format, these filmmakers are interviewed by the next generation of filmmakers, which brings out intimate, personal and often untold stories. Demme and LaGravenese shared the interviewing duties with fellow filmmakers including Neil LaBute, Alexander Payne and Scott Frank. Filmmakers interviewed for the documentary include Martin Scorsese (Director – Taxi Driver and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Robert Altman (Director – MASH and McCabe & Mrs. Miller), Peter Bogdanovich (Director – The Last Picture Show and Targets), Ellen Burstyn (Actor – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Exorcist, The King of Marvin Gardens), Julie Christie (Actor – Shampoo and McCabe & Mrs. Miller), Dennis Hopper (Actor/Director/Co-Writer – Easy Rider), Sidney Lumet (Director – Dog Day Afternoon and Network), Sydney Pollack (Director – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They), Paul Schrader (Writer – Taxi Driver), Polly Platt (Co-Writer –Targets/Production Designer – The Last Picture Show), and others.

Consumers can find A Decade Under The Influence DVD at Netflix beginning August 26.

About Netflix: Launched in 1998, Netflix is the world’s largest online movie rental service, providing more than one million subscribers with access to a comprehensive library of more than 14,500 DVD titles. For $19.95 a month, Netflix subscribers can rent as many DVDs as they want, with three movies out at a time, and keep them for as long as they like. There are no due dates and no late fees. DVDs are delivered directly to the subscriber’s address by first-class mail from shipping centers throughout the United States. Netflix can reach more than 60 percent of its subscribers with generally next-day delivery. The company also provides background information on DVD releases, including critic reviews, member reviews and ratings and personalized movie recommendations. For more information on the company, visit www.netflix.com .

Press Contacts

  • IFC Contacts:
    Christy Palmberg

  • Hannah Sheinbaum

  • NETFLIX Contact:
    Lynn Brinton